Hockey News: Leafs Sign Franson; 50 Best Players in the NHL

Tweet of the day regarding the Leafs salary cap situation.

Finally! The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson ended their standoff and agreed to a one-year contract worth two million dollars. [Globe and Mail]

Cody Franson
Cody Franson. (Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

The only big name RFA yet to be re-signed? That fool Derek Stepan. [Toronto Sun]

Meanwhile, Phil Kessel has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason for his Jedi stick-work on John Scott, which he sorta feels bad about. [CBC]

David Clarkson is also regretful for his actions in the Leafs/Sabres brawl. He could have used this advice from Wendal Clark before that game, but nevertheless. [Toronto Star]

Did Sabres coach Ron Rolston deserve a fine for sending John Scott onto the ice? [Bleacher Report]

Assessing the Jacob Voracek injury situation. [Rant Sports]

The Senators had an injury scare of their own with Bobby Ryan. He appears to be okay though. [The Province]

Must See Internet on the life of Ryan. [Sportsnet]

Bobby Ryan Ducks
Bobby Ryan. (Icon SMI)

A panel of NHL coaches and GM’s selected the 50 best players in the NHL. TSN didn’t make the choices. I repeat, TSN didn’t make the choices. [TSN]

Alex Ovechkin will be a torch-bearer for Russia at the Olympics; the only thing he’ll be lifting this season. Hey-oh! [CTV News]

Wade Redden is waiting for an NHL contract. It’s going to be a long wait. [Pro Hockey Talk]

According to EA Sports, the St. Louis Blues are your 2014 Stanley Cup Champions. [SB Nation]

The Detroit Red Wings don’t need an enforcer to win. They probably could use a Nick Lidstrom, though. [Yahoo Sports]

And finally, it’s a good thing not many people go to Islanders games. [Puck Drunk Love]

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